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Old 07/31/2018   #1
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After the dub started airing on Toonami for a while, I finally decided to dive into MHA this weekend. I binge-watched all of the English episodes. I just started into the Japanese episodes in Season 2 (Chris Sabat is AMAZING as All Might in the dub, btw. He nails the performance SO closely to the original). I preemptively grabbed all of the manga, since I know I'll be binging through the manga as soon as I catch up on the anime seasons (hence my reason for making the thread here as opposed to in Entertainment).

Ever since Naruto, I haven't really had a series utterly grab me by my little shonen-anime series heart the way that this one has. OPM's about the only other series that I've really passionately fallen for since then, but I am loving every moment of this one so far.

I'm not sure what all ought to be spoiler tagged here, but hopefully I'll get caught up on the Japanese anime seasons some time this week, and dig into the manga. Anyhow, who all else likes this series, and whereabout should we spoiler tag things?

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• Past the Dub?
• Past the Sub?
• Only the newest manga chapters?
• Nothing at all?



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Old 07/31/2018   #2
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*bursts through wall like the Kool Aid man* I AM HERE!!!!

Okay FIRST OF ALL

I wholeheartedly agree with you that I haven't had a shonen anime capture my heart like this in AGES. To be completely honest, the last one was DBZ (I KNOW, I know, I completely missed out on Naruto and One Piece like a damn FOOL. RIP my childhood!).

At the risk of sounding overly dramatic...(EH, fuckit)...I'll say that almost every episode has made my heart swell in some way or another: whether it's a scene with All Might, or an interaction between classmates (Season 3 spoiler) like toward the end of episode 43, "Drive it Home, Iron Fist!" - particularly Itsuka's internal monologue about Tetsutetsu and the strength of a 'single track mind,' shortly before his victory against Mustard during the villain ambush at their training camp...GOD, that scene made me SOAR, or a moment between Deku and his mom (MOM OF THE YEAR, YA'LL)...I think I've teared up during this anime more than I'm ready to admit.

I will admit, though, that as far as sub vs. dub goes I'm pretty exclusively Team Sub. BUT I had NO CLUE Chris Sabat was All Might, so I might just have to make an exception. I attempted the first episode dubbed a few months ago and couldn't get past Bakugo's voice. I'll tough it out, though, if Sabat's performance is THAT good. I'll take your word for it, X

As for spoilers...I'm not really sure how it works/how to conduct myself since this is my first time but I'll follow suit with ya'll! In the meantime I'm just gonna spoiler tag everything until I'm able to follow along
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Old 07/31/2018   #3
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While I can't find the clip, the flashback scene that babby Midoriya watches as a kid where All Might is saving the 100 people is what really surprised me the most. After diving in with the Dub, and then watching the episode in the Sub, I was really impressed how amazingly well he nailed the initial laugh and dialogue.

If I hadn't had Toonami as a gateway, I'd probably be on Team Sub like I am for all non-Toonami-started shows. I feel like I'm early enough on diving into it all at once that I love both of them quite a bit for different reasons, but Chris Sabat's DBZ heritage ties everything All Might says even further into my nostalgia and emotions for really intense fights and down-to-earth dialogue.

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Old 07/31/2018   #4
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I have about 100 hundred Midoriya 'Watashi ga Kita!' Memes I've been collecting for weeks.

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Old 07/31/2018   #5
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This show just has this strange endearing quality to make you feel like Deku, and by extension you, can do anything lol. When that theme song starts to swell up and you know Deku is about to go beyond his limits to get the job done it just becomes so hype. It really connects with you on a level I haven't really seen in other shows.

For me when that moment happens it's somehow more hype then Goku going Super Saiyan for the first time and they do it basically in every episode. That's pretty impressive imo.


Also definitely agree about Chris Sabat. I watch the sub primarily since I get all my episodes from Horrible Subs but when I do look up clips on youtube or something real quick and stumble upon the dub I always felt like he did a great job. There's just something about that just works about having that "piccolo"-ish voice in the role of a mentor figure


Though I will say for some reason I think the first time Deku uses all for one in the practical test feels a bit more epic in the sub lol

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Old 07/31/2018   #6
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Been reading the manga since chapter 13ish way back in 2014.

I started out the same as you, I was excited about the series and Izuku as a character. As we got in deeper chapter wise along with the show coming, it made me realize that I didn't like Izuku anymore, I greatly prefer the side characters(I hate Bakugo). The hype has slowly died for me as well unless it's the adults or side characters doing something.

Yes, I'm a party pooper today.
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Old 07/31/2018   #7
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Omg ya'll don't get me started on the memes 'cause that shitshow will

not

end.

Sorry to hear that the hype has died slightly for you, Kuja. I can't speak to the manga at all, but the anime - at least so far - is doing a great job keeping hype levels over 9000. Obviously I can't say how long it will last, but hopefully for awhile!

Also, I'd add that Deku isn't my absolute favorite character of all time in this anime...while I'd agree that there's definitely this endearing, relatable quality about him (to Literally Who's point), I'd say that he's the one who drew me into the series but the rest of the cast got me hooked Unpopular opinion...but Bakugo is actually growing on me A LOT LMAOOOO...among other characters hehehe
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Old 07/31/2018   #8
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Honestly all I've seen of Togo from random clips and imagery is what got me interested enough to start watching. I know basically nothhhing about her but I love her design and demeanor.
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Old 08/01/2018   #9
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solo player sab wrote: Unpopular opinion...but Bakugo is actually growing on me A LOT LMAOOOO...among other characters hehehe
There's one particular thing that happens that made me like him as a character more, but he's still... rough lol

So, are we all in agreement that Froppy is best? Good to hear.
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Old 08/02/2018   #10
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Interslicery wrote: There's one particular thing that happens that made me like him as a character more, but he's still... rough lol

So, are we all in agreement that Froppy is best? Good to hear.
Was it the part when mumblespoilermumble he's tied up in the League of Villain's hideout and they untie him and tell him to join their side but he denies?

Or this?
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I think he's hilarious. He KILLS me every time he calls everyone extras xD

It took me a minute to hop on the Froppy train but I'm gettin' there
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Old 08/02/2018   #12
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solo player sab wrote:
Interslicery wrote: There's one particular thing that happens that made me like him as a character more, but he's still... rough lol

So, are we all in agreement that Froppy is best? Good to hear.
Was it the part when mumblespoilermumble he's tied up in the League of Villain's hideout and they untie him and tell him to join their side but he denies?

Or this?
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lmaooo



I think he's hilarious. He KILLS me every time he calls everyone extras xD

It took me a minute to hop on the Froppy train but I'm gettin' there
The first one


I was on the Froppy train from the beginning... I love her And (SPOILER) I wanna see her room!!
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Old 08/02/2018   #13
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Made it up ta Episode 23 last night. Hopefully gonna have time to binge a bunch more this weekend.




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Old 08/02/2018   #14
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*looks up what happens in episode 23* Oh.

Not gonna lie I'm extremely impressed you were able to stop after that one
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Old 08/02/2018   #15
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The girlfriend is watching with me, and she had things what needed doing. I'd've definitely kept binging, and I'm aching to find out what's next.





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